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, and that's got to be why it is. i mean, everybody knows it's - well, if dennis rodman is going to be out there wrestling with carl malone, we know that we've got an integrity problem there. but we're talking here about the fact that like with marvel comics and superman and the star wars that we long for this kind of mythic world, this mystery, this magic, and we even go to these extreme lengths. that's a wonderful question, and the last set of notes that we're going to do in this class is on something called civil religion, which is a term that academics fight over. but basically, civil religion is the kind of myth that validates the social order, and i think we've mentioned this in class before. when we think of civil religion, we think of the holidays that we go through during the year that give people a sense of identity and unity as a nation, and to see how that functions. and in many ways, if we lose that mythic element, we get something like pro wrestling. but it fits in. yeah, annette? >> i went to a funeral sadly, a couple weeks ago, and interesting, it was at a catholic church,
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